Educating the Children of Mineworkers in India

by Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (Gravis)
Educating the Children of Mineworkers in India


Many mining communities in Rajasthan are without schools. Illiteracy is rampant and breaking out of poverty is close to impossible. Building schools and educating children is the only solution.

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Mineworkers live in very difficult and poor conditions. Some of the mines are in very remote areas and the communities there lack many basic facilities, such as access to education. Gravis would like to build schools in three remote villages to increase the number of children gaining access to education. Children of mineworkers, who due to family circumstances are often forced in to early labor and denied the benefits of education, will be the first to be granted admittance to the new schools.


The three new schools will be built that will benefit over 500 children (including 200 girls) by giving them access to education. There is often great enthusiasm among parents to send their children regularly to school.

Long-Term Impact

This will result in a decrease in the number of children working as laborers while providing an increase in basic language and arithmetic skills. The children discover feelings of self-worth that inspire them to continue beyond primary education.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).



Organization Information

Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (Gravis)

Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan - India

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